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Mission, Goals and Core Values


Ensure all military-connected students receive all federal, state and campus benefits to which they are entitled, in a timely and accurate manner. Continually adapt to the needs of the military-connected student community, refining practices as necessary. Provide a welcoming and inviting environment that will aid in transitions to higher education and beyond. Expand campus awareness of the military-connected community. 


  1. Help all military-connected Mustangs access available campus and community resources. 
  2. Provide well-trained, expert educational benefits professionals to assist students in navigating military benefits. 
  3. Help all military-connected Mustangs to succeed by building a supportive and connected community. 
  4. Help Cal Poly faculty and staff understand the unique needs of a student veteran or military dependent. 
  5. Provide all military-connected Mustangs with the tools they need to be Ready Day One. These include study space, tutoring, advising, and providing substantive career programming.
  6. Expand industry partnerships.
  7. Support the university goals of an inclusive and diverse campus through increased enrollment of military-connected students.
  8. Provide professional development opportunities.
  9. Increase available scholarships and grants for military-connected students. 

Core Values

Cal Poly's Center for Military-Connected Students holds five core values that underscore the obligations inherent in the CMCS mission: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.


Act with high moral principles. Adhere to the highest professional standards. 


Work diligently to serve all military-connected students at Cal Poly. 


Be a true advocate by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of the military-connected student population at Cal Poly.


Treat all with dignity and respect. 


Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. 

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